I've been talking up this weekend's races down in Fountain Hills and I'm seriously considering the Marathon now.
44 miles of some of the sweetest 29'er trails in Arizona... It's a super fast course with a great flow. I haven't gotten any good distance riding in a while, so this might just be the kick start my year needs. If only I knew for sure that they were doing 5 Marathons this year and I'm not shooting myself in the foot for points in the XC.